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‘Canners’ live off debris of New York

Loaded down with huge plastic bags in decrepit shopping carts, they criss-cross New York night and day, scavenging trash bins for cans and bottles. This invisible army is made up of young and old, men and women, jobless people, the homeless, immigrants……

Researchers transform plastic bags into high-tech nanomaterial

A new process for creating high-tech carbon nanotube membranes out of a very common waste material — plastic bags — has been developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide. The innovative approach to nanotube production could potentially…  …